Many women have no problems with pregnancy other than the normal discomforts. Others, however, experience more serious complications that need immediate attention. You may hear your situation referred to as "high risk," and that simply means that if you had certain medical conditions before you were pregnant or had a complication during your pregnancy, you and your baby will be monitored more closely. It is extremely important that you stay in close contact with your doctor and call immediately if you experience any warning signs. Early diagnosis of a problem is important for your health and the baby's health.
- Early (preterm) labor
- Cervical Insufficiency
- Gestational diabetes
- Multiple-birth pregnancies
- Blood group (Rh) incompatibility
- HELLP Syndrome
- Hydramnios (too much amniotic fluid)
- Hyperemesis gravidum (persistent nausea and vomiting)
- Later age pregnancy
Last reviewed 12/1/2010 by Zev Williams MD, PhD, FACOG, Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Weill-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
- The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.
- A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.
- Call 911 for all medical emergencies.
- Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites.